We're back after a two-and-a-half week absence with a packed lineup! As we catch up on the releases from the past fortnight, we're reviewing five films, including the highly-anticipated new film from Christian Petzold, "Phoenix," and Keanu Reeves' foray into the action genre with "John Wick." Cal reveals all about Noah Baumbach's latest observation on the middle-classes, "While We're Young" and Andrew Niccol's moralistic war drama "Good Kill," while we finish by talking about teen flick "The DUFF," which Pete suspected that Cal would like. Elsewhere, in the wake of Thursday's announcement of the Cannes Film Festival lineup, we assess upcoming films from Gus Van Sant, Paolo Sorrentino, and more, we discuss the career renaissance of Willem Dafoe, and a controversial Pootsition flies narrowly close to the age of consent.
Listener question/rant [Ibbi]: Colleen Atwood vs. Sandy Powell
Cannes Film Festival: We dig into the line-up for this year's festival, featuring films by Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, Jacques Audiard, and Hirokazu Koreeda! [10:52 - 27:52]
Phoenix 34:30 - 46:00 While We're Young 46:01 - 52:47 John Wick 52:48 - 1:03:12 Good Kill 1:03:13 - 1:09:49 The DUFF 1:09:50 - 1:23:07
Shag, Marry or Kill? The Pootsition The Garrett Gauge